Las Damas, from Casa de Mujeres, 2010
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Thursday Night Photo Talk w/ Rachelle Mozman Solano

The Optical Unconscious

June 10, 2021
7 PM EST

Rachelle Mozman Solano will present her image making and video work of the past two decades and their relationship to her research and training in psychoanalysis. Rachelle asks, “What is conscious and what is revealed through the optical unconscious?” In her work, Rachelle explores the emotions that bubble up and become reflected somatically through the body and gesture that the camera is adept at seeing.

We have to contend with an alien race, one with a different language, different customs, different moral standards and different diseases, 2020

Rachelle Mozman Solano grew up in New York City and works between New York and Panama. Starting often from her biography and family history Mozman explores how the intersection of history, class and race forms individual experience. Her work is concerned with the convergence of ideology, mythology, economics and the psyche, through photographs and films that explore narrative as inherent to humanity and shaped by perception. Mozman’s art is deeply informed by her clinical work in psychoanalysis. In 2021 Mozman will have a solo exhibition at South Bend Museum. In 2020 Mozman released her monograph, Colonial Echo with Kris Graves Projects. In 2019 she had a solo exhibition, Metamorphosis of Failure at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn. Mozman has been awarded residencies at LMCC workspace, Smack Mellon, The Camera Club of New York, and Light Work. Mozman has been awarded the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship, the NYC Film and Media Grant from the Jerome Foundation and others. Her work has been published in the Light Work annual Contact Sheet, Presumed Innocence, Exit magazine and numerous other publications.

Support for Thursday Night Photo Talks is provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Artist fees for the Thursday Night Photo Talks have been underwritten by The Lillian F. and Jerome L. Sindler Fund for Visual Media.

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